Updated: Dec 14, 2020
The Fine Furniture Guild (FFG) was established in 2017 by Anselm Fraser, founder of the Chippendale International School of Furniture to celebrate its fine furniture alumni and help connect fine furniture makers with consumers. Read on to find out more!
An independent member organisation, the FFG promotes the work of qualified makers who have successfully completed the School’s renowned Professional Furniture Making Course. The Guild is made up of talented makers who have undertaken furniture design, cabinet making and restoration skills.
Each member will have studied traditional craft techniques and modern making methods during the Chippendale School’s intensive learning programme before creating fine furniture pieces as unique as their fingerprint.
Tom Fraser, principal of the Chippendale School says:
"Studying at the Chippendale School for many marks the beginning of a lifelong adventure into woodworking and furniture making. We are passionate about nurturing creativity and talent and helping individuals find their design language and make their mark from the offset.
"When the course ends, we wanted to ensure that we can continue to provide support to help each student as they take their first steps as professional fine furniture makers.
"We hope that the FFG will serve as launchpad for all Chippendale School alumni, helping to shine a light on the work of skilled makers based here in the UK and around the world."
The FFG reflects a global network of talented cabinet makers, who have been shaped by their time and experiences at the School and seeks to support them as they grow their fine furniture businesses over time.
If you would like to follow in the footsteps of FFG members and study at The Chippendale International School of Furniture, see information on our furniture making courses here.